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by Gyrthofhwicce
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

Yes Marcus having done this for a bit longer than you I do Your advice although well intentioned was flawed. Personally I would do away with artificial no/comm roles.If you are on a battlefiled youa re in danger no matter where you are there should be one standard of kit especially protective and w...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 15816

In the Immortal words of catherine tates granny " What a load of old sh**"
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Absolute authenticity ?? where do you draw the line ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2412

Kit wise, like i said, i wear kit that complies with the societie regulations, it's all made of either linen or wool, it isnt however handyed, handwoven and made form the purest of pure whatevers. the cloth is bought from either shops or Ali or Berni the bolt at shows. My shoes are copies of those d...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Absolute authenticity ?? where do you draw the line ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2412

In What way do you mean, do you mean in a dress sense, or do you mean do i eat, sleep sh** authentically at a show? For me i make sure my kit is right for our societies authenticity guidelines, however, when in LH i sleep on an airbeed in, but diguise this during the day with skins and blankets. I u...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Panther primitives
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

If you do Nige, let me know, was looking at their site last week, they have some very good tents.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 11415

My Dad, he had a big love of history. On holidays, always spent in the UK, (cos we wuz poor), we would have one beach/amusement day, and the rest would be going to visit castles, cathedrals places of historical interest, usually either in East Anglia or in and around Middlesboro/Durham ( cheap holid...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 11415

cos we did a project at school when I was 9 (class 10, mrs reins :D ), on the norman conquest, and I was the only one who thought that that harold bloke was a bit of a dodgy liar, and that william was justified. later got taken along to ecws gig by a friend, met Nige and went to conquest bash, and ...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Would you ?????
Replies: 31
Views: 4574

I'd like to go back with a detailed book about how badly Harold messed up by not waiting a couple of extra days, then persuade him to wait, destroy all the Normans and then come and gloat over Nigel and his Norman fetish

Mwwwaahahahahahaha :twisted: :wink:
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Would you ?????
Replies: 31
Views: 4574

WorkMonkey wrote:Not really, I doubt I would have survived child hood.
Your lucky you survived it now. :wink: :lol:
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Slippy soles
Replies: 16
Views: 2680

Cheers folks...they are for combat. Thanks for the ideas. Hobnails...not sure if I should do that to the church floor :? :) I'll try the school run first (everyone up there thinks I'm a bit bizarre anyway!) and the scoring and knotting afterwards if thats not enough :) Strips of 1" wide, thickish l...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The History of Re-enactment
Replies: 63
Views: 18219

Craig> Depends on what you mean by popular. medieval is small spuds whichever way you cut it. ECW has more re-enactors (by several orders of magnitude) Dark Ages has bigger crowds (and more re-enactors than Medieval) 'Modern' (WW I&II) has more toys and more popular displays. With the exception of ...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Breakdown cover for occasional traders
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

I'll bre honest. i wouldnt touch AA after a bad experience many years ago that left me on the side of the M25 for 8 hours. RAC, cover the person and not the vehicle so you can use it for all vehicles you use. The AA do the same - this is what Lady P has WW 8) Yeah but its the AA - Bunch of Tossers ...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Breakdown cover for occasional traders
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

I'll bre honest. i wouldnt touch AA after a bad experience many years ago that left me on the side of the M25 for 8 hours.

RAC, cover the person and not the vehicle so you can use it for all vehicles you use.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Stretching Long Boots
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

If it is tightness at the ankle, and there is a seam there that can be opened, it might be possible for your original maker to open the seam, and add eyelets and lacing, so you can lace the boots tight once you have them on. Not knowing the date of your boots, I don't know if it is authentic for yo...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Stretching Long Boots
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Hi This will be a design probelm is more than one person has it. Don't try and stretch the leather as you'll only end up busting the stitching or ruining the leather. I've had boots with the same problem brought to me to see if I can modify them, which is impossible. Sorry I'm not any further help....
by Gyrthofhwicce
Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Stretching Long Boots
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Thanks guys,
I wasnt looking at kicking up a fuss, I like the boots and wanted to keep them and wear them, hence the stretching.

I will contact them and see what he says.
Thanks
by Gyrthofhwicce
Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Stretching Long Boots
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

H Tuppence, It was done on an order, but it was about 3 months ago, but have only really got round to trying them on. I think the next size up they do is a 12, but am concerned that this would be to big once on. and i'd end up looking like sideshow bob. Somebody else has had the same problem, but di...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Stretching Long Boots
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Stretching Long Boots

I bought a pair of the GDFB Magyar riding boots. I take a 10.5 and bought an 11, but i can't for the life of me get my foot through the last bit into the flat of the shoe. It seems they are cut small on ankle section, any ideas how to stretch the up a bit to enable me to get my foot througt that sec...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: double wrap sword belt
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

How do you stretch boots.

I bought a pair of the riding boots from GDFB the magyar ones. I am a size 10 and bought an 11, but i cant get my foot into them.
Does anyone have any idea how to stretch them up, once there on they should be OK, its just getting them through the ankle section and into the flat thats the problem.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: KOVEX ARS
Replies: 18
Views: 3460

I have one of their two handed Saxon Huscarl axes, mmmmmmmm, fecking gorgeous bit of kit.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2981

Jim,

Did you go in and put all those buildings up for the weekend???
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Catering for the Traders
Replies: 10
Views: 3153

I'd like to place my orders for Twinwoods, Rougham, Rougham Smahain now please.

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner,
And coffees throughout the day.

Thanks in advance. :lol:

Gyrth
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Female Anglo Saxon clothing designs.
Replies: 5
Views: 2489

You may well want to look at the Vikings, Hastings kit guide, seeing as how they are running the show. they have a comprehensive kit guide for all classes and races.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu May 25, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 3699

Lovely stuff, thank you all very much. :D
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu May 25, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Help me price this please!
Replies: 42
Views: 7191

£35 and not a penny less, they are worth every penny, and then some.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu May 25, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 3699

Insurance

Can anyone recomend a good insurance company to cover stock and 3rd parties?

Thanks
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed May 10, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 12244

I've noticed that a certain market organiser feels that its their duty to point out the failings and foibles of another certain market organiser at any and every opportunity..........how childish! Hraefn Hreafn, If you care to notice, there were no names mentioned, so could be a number of different...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon May 08, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cosmeston 2006
Replies: 130
Views: 17938

UnemployedApe wrote:some odd combinations there. :?
Just thinking that myself,

why was there a rus viking in a muddyevil event??

Or dont they worry to much at Cosmeston.

Just asking as i have never been there.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Product Listings
Replies: 38
Views: 8223

As a new trader, i think this would be a brilliant idea, it's a way of new and old traders gaining more of a precense, and hopefully getting extra work.
I'd definatley sign up for it.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothing
Replies: 42
Views: 9067

WorkMonkey wrote:You can have round, square or keyhole neck holes.
See, i told you he's be along to correct me. :x :roll: :lol: